This traditional winery in Horitschon covers 30 hectares of vineyards, where the soil and climate provide the ideal prerequisites for pressing great wines. Attention is paid to caring for the vineyards and soil in harmony with nature, and pruning the vines extremely short combined with an „extensive“ fruit reduction forms the basis for high quality grapes. Together with highly sophisticated cellar technology this makes it possible to maintain the high level year after year.
Around 60% of the area is reserved for Blaufränkisch grapes, and the rest is shared between Zweigelt, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Wines are not bottled until after one year as a matter of course and this is often extended to two years – for the purpose of refinement and harmonisation.
The "Cuvee Impresario" is the flagship wine from the winery and is produced mainly from the Blaufränkisch and Zweigel grapes. In especially good years this is intensified with the "Cuvee Kerschbaum", which contains Blaufränkisch along with international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This wine offers connoisseurs "pleasure of the highest quality".
The colours of the winery’s labels indicate its style: the cool blue represents classic vinification and the warm orange indicates that the wines were matured in barriques.
Kerschbaum speeds up the process of producing heavy, long lasting wines through an intentionally restrained wooden touch and accepts that they require a lot of air, as they are rich in tannins. The quality of the wines is evidenced by the numerous national and international awards received by the winery over the past few years: Salon winner, Vinaria award, Gault Millau award, Falstaff winner, A la Carte winner, gold medal in Chicago It also received the "Wine producer of the year 2007" award from Falstaff.